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Crescendo cues Deetjen

Topeka projects to be folded into group

Mark Deetjen has been hired as senior VP of production at Crescendo Entertainment Group.

Deetjen heads the production division, Crescendo Motion Pictures, and will fold a number of projects developed under his Topeka Prods. banner into Crescendo’s slate.

Crescendo prexy Mark Hernandez and Deetjen share producer credit on all projects.

Before running Topeka, Deetjen was director of development for Charles Hirschorn’s Fountain Prods., where he worked on “Inspector Gadget II” and ABC’s “The Sword in the Stone.” Previous stints include serving as story editor at the Jacobson Co., where he worked on projects such as “Mighty Joe Young” and “The Ladykillers.”

Deetjen is a 1998 graduate of the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC.

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